Two subcontractors working with Tullow Ghana, a subsidiary of London- based Tullow Oil Plc have contracted novel Coronavirus.
A company statement which confirmed the Covid-19 case said the two were tested by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) after exhibiting some symptoms of the contagious disease.
“Tullow Ghana reports that on 21 May, two subcontractors working in the field displayed suspected COVID-19 symptoms and were medically evacuated to a government-approved quarantine facility and tested,” the statement said.
It added: “The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed initial test results as positive for the COVID-19 virus. The affected individuals are in good health but remain in isolation onshore and will continue to be monitored and tested.
“Following the positive test results, a team from GHS has commenced contact tracing and testing of personnel on the KNK FPSO and MV Lancelot, in line with established protocols”.
Tullow assured all stakeholders that the health and safety of its staff, contractors, sub-contractors as well as host communities remain a priority.
“Tullow has followed strict quarantine procedures for all personnel working offshore including two weeks of government-approved quarantine. We will be assessing further actions that may be available to reduce the risk of infection,” the statement explained.
“Tullow Ghana reiterates its commitment to the WHO and GHS safety protocols and procedures to limit the risk of spreading Covid-19.”
The oil company added that “oil and gas production on board the Jubilee FPSO is unaffected. Also, no cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the TEN FPSO.”